Est. June 29, 1938
Olympic National Park has four regions: Pacific coastline, alpine areas, west side temperate rain-forest and the forests of the drier east side. There are three distinct ecosystems including sub-alpine forest, wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and the rugged Pacific coast. The coastline measures 60 miles long. The peak of Mount Olympus rises to 7,965 ft. It receives the greatest glaciation of any non-volcanic peak in the contiguous United States. Temperate rainforests reside on the western end of the park. They receive annual precipitation of about 150 in., making this perhaps the wettest area in the continental United States.